About the Jazz-band Fantasy
The winner of the international and national musical competitions the Kazan City Women's jazz band "Fantasy" was organized in 1977 by the honored worker of culture of Tatarstan Fatkhutdinov Eric Kasymovich.
Originally the members of the orchestra were children, but gradually the collective "grew up", grew creatively, and the first experience of performances appeared. Performers changed, generations were replaced, but one thing remained invariable – love to music, dedicated work and as the result –continued success, applause and pleasure of the audience.
According to the Resolution No. 289 from 12.03.1996 of the Head of administration of Kazan K. Iskhakov the orchestra received the status "City jazz band" that confirms the professionalism and recognition of the collective.
Any major event of the city and republic doesn't take place without the orchestra. The jazz band "Fantasy" is the desired participant of city, republican and international festivals, competitions and holidays.
This is facilitated by: the rich repertoire, high performance skills, constant readiness of collective to give to the audience celebration and joy.
In 38 years the orchestra passed a big way. The orchestra is known not only in the hometown, but also in the country and abroad.
The last 15 years the orchestra is directed by the honored artist of Tatarstan Republic Kogan Yury Isaakovich. Having kept the best traditions of the orchestra, Yury Isaakovich brought a lot of the new things. Having a great educational experience (22 years of work in the Kazan Music College) he built rehearsals according to a modern, professional methodical basis. Permanent job over intonation, strokes and ensemble coherence was combined with the imagination in the field of visual effects.
The repertoire was replenished with interesting classical and jazz popular works and now it consists of more than 200 works of foreign, Russian and Tatar composers of various genres.
In 2014, Kogan Yuri Isaakovich was awarded the honorary title - People's Artist of Tatarstan Republic.